Dassel-Cokato Community Guide 2018 - Page 22

Cokato Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Hutch Erickson supervised a practice burn the Cokato Fire Department completed last fall, on a property located southwest of town. Photo by Jennifer Von Ohlen The dedicated volunteers of the Cokato Fire Department are ready to respond at a moment’s notice to anyone needing their assistance in the city of Cokato, Stockholm Township, Cokato Township, and half of French Lake Township, as well as providing mutual assistance to fi re departments in nearby towns. The Cokato Fire Department has a roster of 23 dedicated volunteers. The four newest members just completed 140 hours of fi refi ghter training. As part of its training, the fi re department tries to conduct a controlled burn annually in order to provide training to keep the fi refi ghters ready and quick to respond to emergencies. ����������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������� ������������������������������������� ��������������������������������� ������������������������ ����������������������������� 22 The departmen [Y\ۈܘ[[ۘ][ۜݚYB\]Z\Y[܈H; HHX[H; H{ H\ˈ]\š]\Y\]\]Z\Y[\]Y ]][X[Y][ۜZ[\]X\Y\H\[[Y\[KX[LLKH; HH[\]Y] H ”H]›]˂ܜ\ۙ[H[H[ L ]S MĽKH]\H\\Y[\YY R]\Xۂ\ YY H[[^HX\[ۋ\ H[Y\X\ HXH\[Œ H\X[”Y]Hٻ H\ H[H[[X[[Z’\[^H\ٙ[YY\ۂX\ZX[YY[\Yۂ[\ۂٻ HX[ZYH\[ P] N LNB][\B[[X\[ۂ[HX\[ۂY^Y\’\ۈZ[\ܙYۙ[ZB]Y[X[ZY\‘ܘ[[ۂ]H[ۂۘ][[][